Goodreads owns most of your content in perpetuity


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The standard TOS grants: " a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of all such User Content and your name, voice, and/or likeness ..." Emphasis added. Non-exclusive, which means you can use it elsewhere. But goodreads could bundle & sell reviews if they wanted. I don't see any indication that they could prevent a reviewer from publishing their own content elsewhere, although there doesn't seem to be any requirement that they remove reviews at the reviewer's request. Their TOU for writers requires: "a royalty-free, sublicensable (solely as required to publish the Work in connection with the Service), transferable (solely to a successor to Goodreads’ business), revocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and (for formatting purposes or to conform to system requirements only) modify and make derivative works of the Work and your name, voice, and/or likeness in connection with the Work"...


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On 2018-01-16 15:27:05 UTC, Deleted wrote:

imported from c7JF94b487w

On 2018-01-16 15:28:54 UTC, Deleted wrote:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/tosdr/c7JF94b487w/EoFQiRwOetAJ Goodreads owns your reviews, photos and anything else you submit (excluding original works of fiction) and may publish and distribute your content as they see fit. If you are using goodreads to promote your skills as a book reviewer, you could get burned when you decide to publish or distribute your own writing.

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On 2018-08-27 11:26:06 UTC, import script Bot wrote:

The quote says Goodreads gets a license on your content, not that they become the owner; retracting this point.

On 2021-02-06 04:02:01 UTC, System Bot wrote:

DECLINED
Point automatically declined as no activity have been monitored over a course of 2 months. Was: draft



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